Satisfying the Human Heart

Today, it seems like it’s all about me, what’s mine, what will satisfy me. Whatever is ‘new’ always appeals to us, because our heart is never satisfied. We are so inclined to look for satisfaction in ourselves! Yet, the moment we do, we have chosen the path to ruin. The things of this world will…

My Army Brother and the Broken Stained-Glass Mirror

There was an elderly man who rummaged all around in his home for a certain object, yet he still couldn’t find it. He went to the hallway of the main entrance, where an old oak staircase led him up to the oak-paneled hallway of the second floor. He briefly passed two bedrooms, then the bathroom…

The Photograph That Can’t Be Deleted

Sally and her brother Steve are photography addicts. Whether it is an armadillo in Florida, a mountain range in Canada, or an amoeba through a microscope, between these two, they most likely have photographed it. Start a casual conversation with either of them, and you’ll end up sloshing through a pool of jargon. Recently someone…

Altogether Forgiven Forever

“…we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.” Ephesians 1:7 What word in any language could be more pleasing to someone guilty of sin than the word “forgiveness”? Is it truly possible that your sin can be altogether forgiven forever? Forgiveness is the essential part of…

The Key That Fits

Ever heard of the promotions where a brand-new car will be given away free? Many keys are handed out, but only one key is the right one that fits the lock of the free car. 2,000 keys might be given out, and then presented at the car dealership and tried in the lock. 1,999 of…

Dirty Laundry

Ever had a piece of clothing you were wearing get a stain on it that you couldn’t wash out? Doesn’t it usually happen with your favorite piece of clothing? It’s like, of all of the things you could be wearing, it had to happen to this particular outfit—right? I’ve worn clothes that are true stain-magnets,…